Boston Red Sox

Rick Porcello was in Boston on Friday, where he said he couldn't have chosen a better team to get traded to than the Red Sox.
The San Diego Padres had their eyes on Will Middlebrooks and the Red Sox finally found right return in Andover native Ryan Hanigan.
The sports betting site Bovada lists the Red Sox as favorites to win the A.L. pennant, and WEEI's Kirk Minihane finds that, uh, surprising.